Science and Research

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The Division of Science and Research provides strategic leadership for infrastructure advancement and development of competitive research opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The office directs the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in West Virginia, coordinates scientific research grants to academic institutions from federal and state agencies, and conducts outreach activities to broaden the public’s understanding of science and technology. For more information, visit

First2 Network (First2) is a statewide program geared towards improving the entry, persistence, and success of rural, first-generation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students.


304-558-4128 (office)  |  304-558-2321 (fax)  |  1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV

Office suite: Boulevard Tower, 11th floor

Related Media

The Neuron  -  West Virginia’s quarterly journal of science and research
Reports and Publications


Juliana Serafin

Dr. Juliana Serafin, Director of the Division of Science and Research

304-558-4128 ext. 26249

Dr. Janet Rorrer, Associate Director, Science, Technology and Research

304-558-4128 ext. 26322

Heather Arnett, WV First2 Network Program Coordinator


Annette Carpenter, Fiscal and Administrative Services Manager

304-558-4128 ext. 26321

Angela Sundstrom, Communications Manager

304-558-4128 ext. 25323